Category: Professional

Lifestyle, Podcast, Professional

Getting into Real Estate: My Newbie Experience

Today, everyone seems to need a side hustle to either fulfill a passion or fill the gap with income. I think with the pandemic, it’s become evident that diversifying your income is important. When pay in one area has slipped, other streams of revenue can pick up the slack. One of mine happens to be …

Entrepreneurship, Podcast, Professional

Side Hustle Mentality

Welcome Back! We’re back with the B Chic University Podcast talking about entrepreneurship and the “side hustle mentality”. Did you know that there are a bajillion terms for the “preneur” word? It’s not just an entrepreneur. I did some light research to get a better grip on how you and I fit into these categories. …

College, Lifestyle, Professional

Adjusting to Work After College: How College Ruined My Perception of Expertise

Those of us who went straight through undergraduate studies and graduate studies (God bless you who went beyond) will understand where I’m coming from. It didn’t click with me for about two years that I was still adjusting to work after college. A real-life review after college I had just completed my 90-day review with …

Professional

7 Tips to Survive Work Travel: Keys to Productivity & Enjoyment

I went on my first full-time work trip a few months ago, and let me tell you, it was an experience! It was so cool to have my own company card, staying at a ritzy hotel, and doing work that I love. Although I am in a primarily marketing role, I do quite a bit …

Professional

New Year’s Resolutions: Career Edition

Setting career goals are all nice and dandy, but once you get the perfect job, the hard work ends. So wrong! You still have to put in the extra effort to build your skills, refine your skills, level up in the company, and develop a long-term plan. Since it?s still January, we have the ?New …

Organization, Professional

Your Most Successful Year: How to Form a Habit

?New year, new you.? I got so many email newsletters this week bashing that phrase and rightfully so. There is some truth and effectiveness that lies behind the statement though. With the transition of a new set of 365 days, there comes a time to pause and reflect on your progress. A few of my …

Professional

Stay Ready: A Guide to Professional Readiness

?When you stay ready, you won?t have to get ready?. But how do you get to that point in the first place? I experienced this first-hand through pageantry that it?s much easier when you have all your ducks in a row. Although this quote, spoken to me so eloquently by my fianc?, was birthed from …

Professional

Playing Big Brother: Navigating the Workplace Expertly

Big Brother, a summer series aired on CBS annually, is one of my favorite shows. I almost always watch each season in anticipation of the new themes and gameplay twists. Although this is reality TV, there are some uncanny parallels to the real world. Further, there are many lessons to be learned from the players …

Professional

Useful Skills for All Careers

No matter the industry, certain skills are universally beneficial for anyone who wants to be successful in their career. Whether you are working at a non-profit, tech startup, or even retail; these skills are sure to help you be more effective, productive, and stressless. People Skills Although often overlooked, people (also known as soft) skills …

Professional

Job Hunting Strategies

Looking for a new career these days can be exhausting. One of my graduate studies professors boasted the need to apply to 50 positions in order to hear back from 10…and most of those 10 are interview declinations! However, this process can be a lot less stressful with a bit of organization. In this post, …